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Gazette Premium Content Man in wheelchair arrested after biting Colorado Springs bar patrons, lunging at police

By Lisa Walton, The Gazette Updated: December 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm
By Lisa Walton, The Gazette Updated: December 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm • Published: December 4, 2013

Colorado Springs police say an intoxicated man in a wheelchair was arrested Wednesday night after provoking fights and biting people at a bar on South Circle Drive Wednesday evening.  The man lunged out of his wheelchair toward officers when they attempted to make contact with him at the...

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Colorado Springs police say an intoxicated man in a wheelchair was arrested Wednesday night after provoking fights and biting people at a bar on South Circle Drive Wednesday evening. 

The man lunged out of his wheelchair toward officers when they attempted to make contact with him at the bar on the 500 block of Circle Drive.

One officer injured his hand during efforts to subdue him.

Both the officer and man were treated at a hospital. The man is being charged with disorderly conduct and assault on a peace officer. His name has not been released at this time

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